Fiber artist Sharon Myers was awarded a 2022 Ewing Arts Award in the category of three-dimensional arts.
The Ewing Awards are issued annually by the Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive! to celebrate artists in the Monadnock region. Arts Alive writes: “Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awardees are creating and presenting art of excellence and contributing to the field of arts and culture in our community and beyond.”
Look for winner profiles in the Keene Sentinel’s special magazine devoted to Ewing Awardees. Winners were also feted at a reception at Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College.
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“Marriage is the theme for artist Sharon Myers in an installation entitled “Promise”
that comprises two dresses and two child rompers all made of manipulated grocery slips. It is difficult not to hear a woman’s voice in this display that raises the issues of male and female responsibilities in child raising, the burden and costs of marriage and children, wage disparity, divorce and single parenthood. It is all there. Also, there is a lovely unity of soft colors and fading text on the receipts and the suggestion that despite the depicted strain, this is a family.”
Materials: grocery slips, plastic bags, diapers, old wedding gown.